Department of Corrections
12:50 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Corrections Department Dedicates Memorial

A dedication ceremony is planned for this week for a new memorial honoring Oklahoma Department of Corrections employees who were killed in the line of duty. 

Credit Oklahoma Corrections Employee Memorial Foundation

The new Oklahoma Correctional Memorial will be dedicated Friday on the grounds of the agency's administration building in Oklahoma City. The Tulsa World reports the memorial honors the 20 Oklahoma corrections employees who were killed on the job.

The first name on the monument is that of Oklahoma State Penitentiary Deputy Warden D.C. "Pat" Oates, who died Jan. 19, 1914, when a prisoner was attempting to escape.

The memorial includes a reflecting pool and a granite monument with the 20 names.